I am looking skyward under a huge old oak tree. The remaining leaves cling to the branches as the clouds in the winter sky move rapidly with the wind. I have watched this tree through the seasons change form and each season brings a message. The winter message is a time for rest and reflection, gaining strength for the new growth in the upcoming Spring season.
I am always in the mood for abstract photography. Here I had some fun with wine glasses and wrapping paper....cheers!
I don't know if this is my best photo for 2017 but it resonates with my feelings of the end of the year. The New Year is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts but the old has a special place in my heart. I love being in nature but when it is too cold to do so, I go to my collection of memories and dream of being outside. Photographing the skeletal remains of Japanese Lanterns and seed heads on this cold winter's day reminds me of whats to come and also all that was, just like New Years.